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Events and Presentations on Indigenous Health topics

The Indigenous Health Program, the Circle of Support Mentorship Program, and The Global Health Office are always happy partner with other groups and organizations to bring in top notch presenters on an array of Indigenous and diversity topics.

Eagle “Kitpu” Wise - March Break Program

Junior University - Summer Programs

2018 Summer Programs


The Dalhousie Faculty of Medicines Indigenous Health Program in partnership with The Johnson Scholarship foundation will be hosting THREE health sciences summer camps in Nova Scotia for Indigenous students this summer. As a participant in the program, students will be exposed to a variety of health care professions and training programs through interactive, hands on programming.

2018 is... looking to be the best year yet with all kinds of new learning opportunities being added to the already stellar lineup of workshops and cultural activities.

The Junior University programs are hosted at;

  • Dalhousie University (July 8-12)
  • St. Francis Xavier University (July 17-20)
  • Cape Breton University (July 22-25)

with the collaboration of Nova Scotia Community College. Indigenous Students from grade (8-11) are encouraged to apply.

Please complete the Application Form [894 KB] and return to joe.maceachern@dal.ca.

Contact Joe.MacEachern@dal.ca for a hard copy of the Application.

Indigenous Health Career Fair

Indigenous Health Career Fair

Are you an Indigenous High School Student? Are you interested in a Career in the health Field? Come Join us and explore the many options that are available.

Where – Room 170 - Collaborative Health Sciences Education Building (CHEB), 5793 University Ave, Halifax, NS

When - Tuesday May 2nd, 2017 10:00am-1:00pm

  • Live cultural performances!
  • Speakers!
  • Food!
  • Fun!

For more information contact Joe MacEachern.

Dr. Barry Lavallee (Being recorded for the Circle of Support Mentorship Program’s virtual library)

Dr. Barry Lavallee (Being recorded for the Circle of Support Mentorship Program’s virtual library)
Date: March 11, 2017
Location: Location: Collaborative Health Education Building (CHEB) Room 170, 5793 University Ave, Halifax

Part of the 2017 Crossroads Interdisciplinary Health Research Conference (Conference Dates: Mar. 10 & 11, 2017)

THE Crossroads Conference is hosted by the Health and Human Performance Graduate Student Society at Dalhousie University Crossroads is a national, student-led research conference.  As one of the longest-running events of its kind, Crossroads aims to bring student researchers together to learn, collaborate, and connect.

For more information please visit the conference website.

Dr. Barry Lavallee is a member of Manitoba First Nation and Métis communities, and is a University of Manitoba trained family physician specializing in Indigenous health and northern practice. His clinical work has focused on the health and healing needs of First Nation and Métis communities. He has a Masters of Clinical Sciences from the University of Western Ontario. His research and clinical areas are chronic diseases, transgenerational trauma, impact of colonization on Indigenous communities and international Indigenous health. He is the Director of Student Support and Education for the Centre for Aboriginal Health Education, University of Manitoba and Indigenous Health UGME Curriculum Lead for the University of Manitoba.

Indigenous Healthcare Event

Indigenous Healthcare Event
Date: March 21, 2017 @ 6 PM
Location: Collaborative Health Education Building (CHEB) Room 170, 5793 University Ave, Halifax

UBC Surgeon Dr. Nadine Caron and the Aboriginal Children’s Hurt & Healing Initiative

The first female First Nations surgeon in Canada

The speaking event will take place March 21st, 2017 at 6:00pm in the Collaborative Health Education Building (5793 University Ave, Halifax, NS B3H 1V7) in room 170 on the first floor. Admission is free. Light refreshments will be served.

Please join us for this unique opportunity to hear from a prominent group of leaders in Indigenous health. All healthcare students, trainees and faculty are welcome to attend the event. We encourage you to forward this message to any relevant persons or networks, including student mailing lists. Visit our event page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/236393603490276/ 

Dr. Nadine Caron completed her medical training at the University of British Columbia and the University of California, San Francisco. She holds an MA in Public Health from Harvard University, and works as a General and Endocrine Surgeon at Prince George Regional Hospital. She has played an active role in shaping Canada's health agenda through involvement with the CIHR, BC Ministry of Health and Canadian Medical Association. She is internationally renowned for her advocacy work to address the special health needs and disparities of rural, remote, urban, and northern Aboriginal communities

The Aboriginal Children's Hurt & Healing Initiative (ACHH) is a broad partnership of Mi’kmaki community leaders, clinicians, Elders, youth and researchers from Dalhousie University, University of New Brunswick, the IWK Health Centre and more. ACHH works with communities and clinicians to bridge the gap in current understanding of Aboriginal children’s pain. They will be presenting research that has helped produce clinical guidelines for health professionals working with Indigenous peoples.